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“Penengro” is an exciting story set in Ireland about a young orphan, Rory, who runs away from a difficult home, and meets and then lives with a group of gypsies. This book was close to the heart of the author, Hilda van Stockum, as she always sympathized with the outsiders in life.

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Kersti and Saint Nicholas

"Kersti and Saint Nicholas" is one of Hilda van Stockum's most cherished works. At the center of this story is Kersti, a mischievous little Dutch girl who is always misbehaving. As St. Nicholas Day approaches, Kersti worries that she won't receive any gifts and sets out on an adventure.

Betsy-Tacy, by Maud Hart Lovelace. This was such a classic series. Came out in the 40s I believe, but a classic is a classic for a reason! I read these books over and over (and over!).

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King Oberon's Forest

"King Oberon's Forest" is the only fairy tale written by Hilda van Stockum. It's the story of three brother dwarfs, renowned for their bad temper and unfriendliness, whose lives become completely changed after finding and taking in an orphaned child. The book has a magical quality and is wise, witty and full of adventure.

One of Hilda van Stockum's best known works, The Winged Watchman tells the story of two young boys living in a windmill who help the Dutch resistance during the German occupation of the Netherlands in World War II.

Viper's Tangle by Mauriac and four other books -- great novels that you may not have heard of -- great for book club!

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Pamela Walks the Dog

"Pamela Walks the Dog" is a short and beautifully illustrated narrative about one absorbing series of moments in a child s life. Expect to smile as young Pamela prepares and carries out an activity she has carefully thought through. Written by Christine Marlin and illustrated by her grandmother, Hilda van Stockum.

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Little Old Bear

"Little Old Bear" is the story of the adventures of an old Teddy bear that was thrown out into the world and had many trials before he found a new home again. This is a timeless story, enjoyable and valuable in its message that advanced age and imperfections can be valued and loved.